After pickup at Gare Routière de Genève in central Geneva, climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and admire the spectacular scenery during the 60-mile (97-km) journey to Montreux. Enjoy a brief stop in Lausanne, a town surrounded by the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyards, and capture panoramic photos of Lake Geneva from an ideal vantage point.
Head next to Corsier-sur-Vevey and spend some free time in the village around Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to the artist Charlie Chaplin.
Afterward, take an open trolley tour through the UNESCO-listed Lavaux. Taste samples of local cheese, wine, or grape juice, and enjoy a tour of Vevey, Nestlé headquarters, and the market, before taking some free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, hop back aboard the open trolley and drive along the lake road from Vevey to the Château de Chillon, a grand castle and fortress located on an island in Lake Geneva. Stop at Château de Chillon for some pictures, and find yourself suitably awestruck by one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks. Hear of famous writers who were inspired by the residence and then head into the historical center of Montreux.
Spend the rest of your tour exploring Montreux independently. Learn about the artists who have visited, such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Ray Charles, and Freddie Mercury, who lived in Montreux for several years and recorded his last Queen album with the group in the Mountain Studio at Montreux Casino. Visit Queen’s old studio, see beautiful views of Lake Geneva, browse the sophisticated boutiques, or enjoy some lunch in one of the top-quality restaurants on the flower-filled promenade (own expense).
Afterward, relax during the journey back to Geneva, where the tour concludes.